HR Manager



People & HR
taunton, uk
Posted on Saturday, June 3, 2023

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HR Manager, Taunton

  • Are you an experienced HR professional, looking for a new challenge?
  • Do you enjoy working as a trusted business partner across a dynamic environment?
  • Would you like to work for a truly innovative business, doing work that matters?

...if so, this role could be just for you!

We are seeking a Human Resources (HR) Manager to join us at our Taunton Centre of Excellence.

This job is responsible for the day-to-day running of the HR function for both Taunton and Poole.

What do we offer?

  • A competitive base salary reviewed annually.
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme.
  • Annual leave - 25 days + bank holidays.
  • Death in service scheme.
  • Enhanced company pension scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Volunteering Days.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing and following a suite of best practice HR policies.
  • Designing and supporting UK best practice procedures and systems with UK team.
  • Supporting with recruitment activities, in collaboration with the Talent Acquisition function.
  • Coaching and driving Novanta performance management procedures.
  • Coaching line managers in areas of people management and leadership.
  • Leading employee relations issues and supporting managers in process.
  • Managing internal communications to uplift employee engagement.
  • Attract the right candidates and ensure Talent pools are explored.
  • Engage and retain talented staff, ensure performance is reviewed.
  • Provide management information at regular intervals.
  • Participation with local management team activities and contribute to Leadership initiatives.

Skills and Experience:

As an ideal candidate for this role, you should have:

  • Previous experience in an HR Senior Generalist role.
  • A proven track record of implementing best practice HR solutions.
  • Previous high tech industry experience (desirable).
  • CIPD membership or equivalent experience.
  • PC literate; MS Office suite.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Good negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Assertiveness and confidence.
  • The ability to share knowledge and experience to develop others.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills.

Travel Requirements

  • Occasional UK travel may be required.

As an inclusive employer, Novanta wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore encourage you to inform your Talent Acquisition Partner of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this to happen.


Novanta is proud to be an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action workplace. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, military and veteran status, disability, genetics, or any other category protected by federal law or Novanta policy.

Please call +1 781-266-5700 if you need a disability accommodation for any part of the employment process.